About the Opportunity

Harvard Law Review invites and welcomes submissions of Articles, Essays, and Book Reviews.

About HLR

Harvard Law Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. The Review comes out monthly from November through June and has roughly 2,500 pages per volume. The organization is formally independent of the Harvard Law School. Student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions and, together with a professional business staff of three, carry out day-to-day operations.

Submissions Standards

  • Electronic Submission: Submit the manuscripts through their electronic submission system,
  • Format: Preferably in Microsoft Word format.
  • Length Limitations: The Review strongly prefers articles under 25,000 words in length including text, footnotes, and appendices.
  • Anonymous Review: To facilitate the anonymous review process, please confine your name, affiliation, biographical information, and acknowledgments to a separate cover page. Please include the manuscript’s title on the first text page.
  • Citation Format: Use footnotes rather than endnotes. Footnotes should conform to the 20th edition of the Bluebook.
  • Expedited Review: If you would like to request an expedited review of your submission, please refer to the unique link provided to you in your Submission Confirmation Email.

Submission Process

  • Submit your manuscripts through HLR’s electronic submission system, preferably in Microsoft Word format.
  • Alternatively, you may submit a hard copy by mail; please address all manuscripts to:
    Articles Office,
    Harvard Law Review,
    Gannett House,
    1511 Massachusetts Avenue,
    Cambridge, MA 02138.
  • Please note that we will not accept articles submitted via email.

Submission of Book Reviews

Submissions of both proposals and finished Book Reviews are welcome. The selection process for Book Reviews differs from the process for Articles and Essays, and thus authors are strongly encouraged to submit both through HLR’s electronic submission system and by email to the Book Reviews Chair at bookreviewschair[at]harvardlawreview.org.

Proposals need not be long; many successful proposals run just a few pages, and some are short enough to fit in the body of an email.

For complete information on submission to HLR, click here.https://harvardlawreview.org/submissions/

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